37 episodes

In Alan Cumming's house you'll find some shelves. Well, lots of shelves in fact, and on these shelves are curiosities, rarities, and oddities, that Alan has collected throughout his varied and colourful career. Artefacts if you will from the museum of Alan's life. In each episode of this podcast Alan reaches for one of these items, to tell the story behind it, ruminating on the memories it brings up. 
However, Alan does not do this alone. His guests range from Cyndi Lauper and a pair of white leather gloves to Geri Halliwell and (lots and lots of) Spice Girls merch, and even Sir Ian McKellen and a hemp dog collar. We've also got Monica Lewinsky and a Creative Coalition Award, Fay Ripley and a Red Carpet Photo, and Jane Horrocks and a polaroid from Second Best. 
Not all guests will be famous though. Alan's life has taken many a twist and turn, and so there will be guests you don’t know yet, but their stories are brilliant. 
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    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

In Alan Cumming's house you'll find some shelves. Well, lots of shelves in fact, and on these shelves are curiosities, rarities, and oddities, that Alan has collected throughout his varied and colourful career. Artefacts if you will from the museum of Alan's life. In each episode of this podcast Alan reaches for one of these items, to tell the story behind it, ruminating on the memories it brings up. 
However, Alan does not do this alone. His guests range from Cyndi Lauper and a pair of white leather gloves to Geri Halliwell and (lots and lots of) Spice Girls merch, and even Sir Ian McKellen and a hemp dog collar. We've also got Monica Lewinsky and a Creative Coalition Award, Fay Ripley and a Red Carpet Photo, and Jane Horrocks and a polaroid from Second Best. 
Not all guests will be famous though. Alan's life has taken many a twist and turn, and so there will be guests you don’t know yet, but their stories are brilliant. 
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    Introducing: SOLAR (starring Alan)

    Introducing: SOLAR (starring Alan)

    Dear Alan Cumming fans, if you can't get enough of Alan, we have a new show we think you'll love. 
     
    Alan Cumming stars in SOLAR alongside Stephanie Beatriz, Academy Award winner Helen Hunt and Jonathan Bangs, in a journey to the heart of the solarsystem that explores the vastness of the human spirit. Disconnected from Earth and trapped on separate parts of their spacecraft, crew members must fight for survival following a disaster on board the ill-fated Aethon, a manned solarresearch probe sent to explore temporal distortion around the sun. As painful memories, forgotten dreams, technological challenges and blunt realities collide, they must work together to keep their hope alive in the face of growing darkness. 
     
    SOLAR is a CurtCo Media production in association with WorkHouse Media. Created by Chris Porter. Directed by Jenny Curtis and Chris Porter. 
     
     Listen and follow - Available everywhere you listen to podcasts. For full credits and to learn more, visit solarthepodcast.com 

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    • 50 min
    Susie Gorgeous and a Mickey Mouse Alarm Clock

    Susie Gorgeous and a Mickey Mouse Alarm Clock

    To close Season 1 Alan speaks with Susie Gorgeous, one of his dearest and oldest friends.
    Alan Cumming's Shelves is all about Alan Cumming and his shelves. There's lots of things on these shelves, oddities and artefacts from across Alan's life, and so each week he takes one of the curiosities off his shelf, and tells you all about it, with the help of some friends.

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    • 36 min
    Caroline Thompson and a stolen Butter Dish

    Caroline Thompson and a stolen Butter Dish

    Today Alan talks to his old pal, and incredible director and screenwriter, Caroline Thompson. It gets rather horsey!
    Alan Cumming's Shelves is all about Alan Cumming and his shelves. There's lots of things on these shelves, oddities and artefacts from across Alan's life, and so each week he takes one of the curiosities off his shelf, and tells you all about it, with the help of some friends.

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    • 54 min
    Carla Gugino and a Happy Meal Toy

    Carla Gugino and a Happy Meal Toy

    Ingrid Cortez and Fegan Floop back together again! No one tell Gregorio...
    Alan Cumming's Shelves is all about Alan Cumming and his shelves. There's lots of things on these shelves, oddities and artefacts from across Alan's life, and so each week he takes one of the curiosities off his shelf, and tells you all about it, with the help of some friends.

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    • 41 min
    Jennifer Jason Leigh and a little Cardboard Box

    Jennifer Jason Leigh and a little Cardboard Box

    Another Hollywood legend graces Alan's podcast and peruses his shelves. This time it's his old friend, and co-director, Jennifer Jason Leigh.
    Alan Cumming's Shelves is all about Alan Cumming and his shelves. There's lots of things on these shelves, oddities and artefacts from across Alan's life, and so each week he takes one of the curiosities off his shelf, and tells you all about it, with the help of some friends.

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    • 40 min
    Cynthia Rowley and a Polaroid of 5 Chimps

    Cynthia Rowley and a Polaroid of 5 Chimps

    Cynthia Rowley is an iconic fashion designer based in New York, she has worked with Alan many times, providing him with so many iconic red carpet looks - and just so happens to be one of his dearest friends too.
    Alan Cumming's Shelves is all about Alan Cumming and his shelves. There's lots of things on these shelves, oddities and artefacts from across Alan's life, and so each week he takes one of the curiosities off his shelf, and tells you all about it, with the help of some friends.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Phillhill1966 ,

Just fabulous

Love Alans idea for a podcast, these episodes are great fun with really interesting guests.

frizzyfitz ,

Wow

Why is the Kirsty Wark interview not trending

The BookWorm Of Podcasts ,

A Shelf Full To Bursting With Stories

Love Alan Cummings! 🥳
He’s a very talented actor so finding a podcast with him was awesome! It’s all about these curious little items he has on his shelves at home and the stories behind them; along with celebrities who have shared in those times.
Absolutely brilliant!

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